Emily + Mike’s Desert Botanical Wedding Invitations

When these two botanists decided to get married in the Arizona desert, they turned to Arley-Rose and Morgan of Ladyfingers Letterpress to incorporate their favorite plant specimens into their wedding invitations. Paired with Arley-Rose’s signature hand lettering, the invitation suite features desert cacti and floral illustrations – all letterpress printed in desert-inspired hues of pink and orange. So pretty!

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From Arley-Rose and MorganEmily and Mike are a lovely couple whose botanical passions inspired the look and feel for their entire wedding. When they showed us photos of the beautiful Arizona desert landscape where they will have their ceremony, they pointed out each plant specimen in the photo with great excitement – as if they were characters in their favorite book! 

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We knew that integrating the objects of desire of these two botanists would be a focal point for the wedding invitations. They sent us tons of photos of desert cacti and gorgeous blossoming flowers that I didn’t even know existed! Emily said that she was especially smitten with the Globe Mallow, which we letterpress printed into the envelope liner.

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The suite was tied together using a loose weave Italian ribbon and decorated with a letterpress hang tag that featured an illustration of one of their favorite desert cacti. The main invitation is bordered with a delicate botanical illustration and letterpress printed with a rainbow roll effect that evokes a late summer pink-to-orange desert sunset. The RSVP card was multi-tiered for guests who were RSVPing for different events. Also included was a double sided send off brunch and a rehearsal dinner card that was letterpress printed on a soft mint green paper.

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The suite also included an extensive info booklet that gave information on where to stay, what sort of weather to expect, and a handy map of the area since GPS is unreliable in that neck of the woods.

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Thank you so much ladies!

Design + Letterpress Printing: Ladyfingers Letterpress

Italian Cotton Ribbon: Studio Carta

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Photo Credits: Ladyfingers Letterpress

Ashley + Jeff’s Modern Chic Neon Pink Wedding Invitations

These weddings invitations are the result of a fantastic collaboration – designed by the bride (and featuring her own calligraphy!) and letterpress printed by Alia and Jason of Darling Press. Ashley wanted her wedding invitations to reflect both her love of paper (yay!) and her modern chic wedding style. The design features a blind impression pattern inspired by the texture on Ashley’s wedding dress and pops of neon pink. Love!

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From Ashley: I wanted our invitations to be really unique and really us. I love paper, typography, letterpress, and everything that goes along with it. I wanted to set a tone through the paper that we could carry throughout the rest of the wedding plans: sophisticated, chic, modern, and clean. Our wedding will take place in an art gallery in DC, and our tables will be Pantone colors instead of numbers – hence my interest in getting very specific ink colors.

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The blind impression pattern is inspired by the embellishment on my wedding dress. I was using a font for the calligraphy at first, but then I took a calligraphy class from Michele Fritz of Meant to be Calligraphy here in DC, and she convinced me to replace that font with my own writing.

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When it came time to print the invitation suite, Alia and Jason of Darling Press to letterpress printed the design on 236# Savoy Bright white paper with neon pink edge painting.

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Thanks Alia and Jason!

Design: Ashley Frazier

Letterpress Printing: Darling Press

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Photo Credits: Darling Press

Quick Pick: Moglea Spring Collection

Now that it really feels like Spring, I just want to surround myself with color – I’m so happy to see green, yellow, pink, and purple returning to our neighborhood! I’m a huge fan of the painterly style and whimsical hand lettering of Meg from Moglea. Meg just released a bunch of new cards from her spring collection, and I’m loving all the gorgeous color – from hand painted patterns to bright edge painting (on die cut cards no less!). I can’t wait to see more at the National Stationery Show in just a few weeks!

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Lots more in the Moglea etsy shop!

Photo Credits: Moglea

Lauren’s Ikat Baby Shower Invitations

Happy Monday everyone! I thought I’d shake things up a bit and start the week with these adorable baby shower invitations from Alaina at Cheer Up Press. Created for a good friend, the invitations feature a sophisticated ikat pattern and a color palette inspired by the nursery. The invitations were letterpress printed in mint and navy blue, then paired with blush pink envelopes. So cute!

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From AlainaI was commissioned by a good friend to design and print her baby shower invitation. I was inspired by the color palette she chose for her nursery: mint and blush with navy blue accents. Overall we didn’t want the style of the invitation to scream “baby” like so many baby shower invitations do, but rather put off a more sophisticated vibe that definitely reflects my Lauren’s tastes.

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We landed on a pretty simple design with an ikat background and added a trendy bow at the top. I pulled in the blush color on the envelope and digitally printed the words “It’s a girl”on the front in navy blue.

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Thanks Alaina!

Photo Credits: Cheer Up Press

Kate + Alex’s Elegant Rustic Wedding Invitations

Happy Monday everyone! After a beautiful spring weekend, I’m ready to start the week with these hand lettered wedding invitations from Arley-Rose and Morgan of Ladyfingers Letterpress! With a classic navy and gold color palette, these invitations combine elegant gold foil with rustic kraft paper and whimsical hand lettering. Gorgeous!

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From Arley-Rose and MorganKate and Alex’s wedding will be held at the historic Presidio Chapel in San Francisco, and they wanted to capture the sophistication and elegance of their wedding while giving their guests something to hold onto and cherish forever. We had been working with Kate and Alex since their save the dates, which we letterpress printed onto kraft CD sleeves and then lovingly stuffed with CDs filled with their favorite jams!

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For their gold and navy color scheme, we hot foil stamped gold foil onto a soft navy paper. The rest of their suite was letterpress printed in navy onto kraft paper, 110lb Crane Lettra paper, and shimmer gold paper. Their suite was wrapped in the kraft paper belly band and housed in a shimmer gold-lined kraft paper envelope.

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The phrase, “True Love is the Greatest Adventure,” graces the top of their invitation, reminding their loved ones that the best is yet to come!

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Thank you so much ladies!

Ladyfingers Letterpress is a member of the Designer Rolodex – check out more of their beautiful work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Ladyfingers Letterpress